Bring Your Own Device
Many schools are now finding that they are needing increasing numbers of devices in the classroom and the cost involved in purchasing and maintaining these is prohibitive. Many are now considering BYoD options. It is now becoming a question of not IF a school will implement ByoD but rather WHEN. There are, however, many things that should be considered before implementing BYoD. Careful consideration and planning will ensure all goes smoothly.
Allanah King's Thoughts on BYoD
Enabling elearning BYoD page
Microsoft BYoD notes
Alberta Education Dept BYoD Guidelines
Choosing the Right Device - Connected Learning Advisory
BYoD - VLN discussion with lots of good links.
Warren Hall's article looking at learning-driven decision-making
BYOT Network site
Resources and Examples from Wairakei School
Mt. Pleasant School BYoD site - lots of resources, policies, readings etc,
Consulting with your Community
BYOD min Specs info for Parents
Warren Hall's Blogpost - Tablets vs Laptops
26 Internet Safety Talking Points
Classroom Uses for Mobile Phones
40 Smartphone Uses in Schools
Policies, RUAs and AUAs
Netsafe link - includes a the Student Responsible Use agreement
Westlake Boys High agreement
Mobile Phones Policies
My Chromebook Site has links to information and resources related to use of chromebooks in education.
One thing to be aware of if you are a G Suite (GAFE) school is that editing Google docs etc is not as easy on an ipad as it is on other devices such as Chromebooks and other tablets.
N.B. Most of these are focussed on primary but many apps are also relevant to secondary